Groundhog day is coming up. Is it going to be six more weeks of winter? Let’s ask a burrowing sea anemone instead. I learned about burrowing sea anemones at SICB 2020 from Texas A&M PhD student Natalie Hamilton. Learn about these cool animals in today’s comic: bashful burrowers.
Also, check out this video of burrowing anemones.
You thought Houdini was a master escape artist? Check out the Houdini of invertebrates…the sea anemone, genus Stomphia. Learn more about these anemones that can swim away from hungry predators in today’s comic: anemone escape.
And check out this video to see Stomphia in action!
Who is the most spirited invertebrate? The pom-pom crab, hands down. Or claws down.
Learn more about the ocean’s tiny cheerleaders, pom-pom crabs in today’s comic: pom-pom pals.
Need more crab cheer? Watch these pom-pom crabs in action. Go, fight, win!
Last week I attended the Western Society of Naturalists meeting in Tacoma, WA and got lots of ideas for upcoming comics. University of Washington grad student and anemone guy Chris Wells taught me a thing or two about the super tall Giant Plumose anemones. Check it out in today’s comic: towering tentacles